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Qualifications & Certificates

IYT Training – Certificates

Yachting 2000 offers through its sailing school Yacht Training 2000 the opportunity to acquire the internationally-recognized IYT Worldwide Bareboat Skipper Qualification.

IYT WORLDWIDE “International Yacht Training“ is one of the most internationally recognized yacht certification training centers for professional and recreational skippers, operating in more than 41 countries worldwide, including 13 EU countries.

Yachting 2000 is authorized as an IYT Partner and our IYT- school is a licensed training centre of IYT Worldwide „International Yacht Training.“ At our bases in Croatia, we offer training to become a qualified IYT Bareboat Skipper and VHF Operator on board your own yacht.  www.iytworld.com

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IYT Worldwide

The IYT Bareboat Skipper Course takes place aboard one of our yachts. The course contains theoretical and practical modules. To obtain the certificate, the candidate must have logged at least 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea. The VHF marine radio training will be completed as an accompaniment.

The certificate is awarded after a written and practical exam, following the on-the-spot training, by IYT certified examiners.

Course schedule:

Course size is limited to a maximum of five people. One or two week intensive courses are offered. In the case of one-week courses, each participant must obtain written proof (nautical miles confirmation) by means of a logbook of at least 200 nautical miles and 10 days in a responsible position.

Bareboat Skipper Course Overview:

  • Responsibilities of a bareboat skipper
  • Crew safety checks
  • Hull and rig racks
  • Machinery and system checks
  • Fuel and water capacity and range
  • Menus and quantities
  • Float plan
  • Sources of meteorological information
  • Weather patterns
  • Sea and land breezes
  • Cloud types and formations
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Considerations when planning a passage
  • Routine for navigating a coastal passage
  • Passage strategy
  • Port regulations, customs, immigration
  • Pilotage plans
  • Vessel handling in confined quarters
  • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside
  • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines
  • General deck work
  • Tides and currents theory
  • Tidal heights, springs, and neaps
  • Rule of „twelfth“
  • Position fixing, running fixes
  • Plotting the effect of tides and currents
  • Collision regulations
  • Lights, shapes, and sounds
  • Application of the regulations
  • Advanced dingy handling

In order to operate an onboard VHF Radio, at least one crew member must have a VHF Radio operators’ licence. Our Bareboat skippers’ course includes the IYT VHF Radio Operators’ certificate.

Course content:

  • Introduction to VHF radios
  • Basic radio theory
  • Line of sight
  • Subsidiary equipment
  • Common radio terms
  • Regulations/ licensing requirements
  • VHF radio equipment
  • Radio procedures
  • Transmitting and receiving
  • The phonetic alphabet
  • Emergency radio communications
  • EPIRB and SART
  • Handheld short range VHF radios

Coastal Skipper Certificate, Croatia

Yachting 2000 organizes official Croatian skipper training courses in spring and autumn.

Boat Skipper B (including VHF radio license.)

The Croatian Coastal Skipper qualification is the official recreational boat license, the Boat Skipper B of the Republic of Croatia, which is issued by the authorities of the Croatian Ministry of Maritime and Transport. The official examination is therefore accepted in Croatia.

Dates for our Coastal Skipper Training in Croatia can be found here.


The Boat Skipper B is entitled to sail sailboats and motorboats up to 30 GT. The permit is valid for sailing yachts, motor yachts, and jets; the engine power is not limited. Permission is granted from 16 years, for commercial use from 18 years, including VHF radio.

Exam location: Harbour Office Zadar every Wednesday and Friday from 14.00 hrs or Harbour Office Šibenik every Tuesday from 15.00 hrs.

Costs: 245,- €  Examination fee including learning materials, payment by transfer.

Registration: 3 days before the exam. We require a copy of your passport, date of birth and address.

Please bring to the exam: Passport plus 2 passport photos

Examination Topics:

  • radio alphabet
  • lights guide
  • way rules
  • navigation
  • Safety at sea

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